2013 Educational Program

2013 Educational Program

Our educational program sets us apart from other festivals. BolderLife invites local and international educators to provide an authentic voice on topics that are relevant to the film line up as well as to living a “bolder life”.  It is a concept that focuses on reaching out to people and striking up conversation. It is an opportunity for our community to come together and see what is going on in the minds of one another. It is a platform where we can learn from one another, expose ourselves to differing perspectives, and examine who we are as individuals as well as a community. It is designed for the people who are fueled by inspiration; the adventurers and the passionately curious.

At there best; BolderLife educational programs are a ballast to dominant modes of thoughts and a forum for unique ideas.

Educational Program Schedule

The programs below are listed in chronological order as they appear in the festival.

B and Mom headshotBenjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism—A Journey Of Hope

Benjamin Tarasewicz, a gifted young speaker with high-functioning autism, has been giving inspiring and informational presentations titled Living With Autism: Breaking Through Barriers in the Denver/Boulder area.

logoChange Your Energy

Following the film Change – The Life Particle Effect, Dahn Yoga and Change Your Energy is offering a session that will offer exercises to open energy channels, a magnetic meditation, and Ilchi Chakra tattoo light healing.

The Blue Bench

The Blue Bench staff will be partnering with professionals from RBA Counseling and CORTherapy to host a discussion panel following the film“Goodnight”. The discussion will focus primarily on “changing the conversation” away from victim blaming and rape culture.

Thriving in a Hostile Environment: Women in Television/Film/Fashion

  • Friday December 6th, 2013 – 8:30pm

Please join us for a spirited conversation with a panel of self-defined, path-breaking women who have navigated through challenging personal and professional environments in the high profile entertainment and fashion industries and established themselves as successful professionals with fulfilling careers. Discussions will touch on the subjects of objectification and labeling vs. self definition, industry norms, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, eating disorders, drug abuse, personal definitions of success and the full spectrum of activism (both intentional and default acts).

Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 5.23.02 PMAllies in Diversity – Being the Change

Allies supports all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation and/or ability. We do not tolerate our differences, we CELEBRATE them.

Screen Shot 2013-11-15 at 6.02.00 PMTransforming Loss

Please join us for an intimate conversation with a panel of three women who experienced life altering losses, and found their own ways to transcend their grief. The discussion will explore grief, loss and the journey to overcoming tragedy.

Bullying, Suicide, and How to Cultivate Supportive Communities for Our Youth

Join us in a panel discussion with individuals who both in their professions and personal experience have come to face and challenge the reality of teen suicide head on and, through their work and dedication, are facilitating change and inspiring others to do the same.


Craig Zablocki with Mark Andreas

  • Sunday December 8th, 2013 – 11:00am

Craig wants to bring you a  world where audiences don’t just sit through a humorous keynote, but sit on the edge of their seats. A world where what they learn gets used right away, gets passed on to others, gets results.  A world where everyone leaves more connected to one another, more alive and having more fun. Audiences love Craig’s use of humor to open their minds, encourage laughter and facilitate meaningful change.